Then and Now

Vidyala over at Manalicious recently did a post about how her toon has changed over the years. Predominately, what has changed and what has stayed the same. She asked herself:

How would an old image of my main character look alongside a new one?

It’s an interesting question. I don’t have many pictures of my toon in the beginning but there are a couple that fit the bill. I feel that I should mention, if you’re new to my blog, that Cymre was originally a human Priest, created as a precursor to BC coming out. I levelled her as shadow all the way to 60 doing dungeons and PVP’ing until she reached Rank 10. I managed to achieve this rank just before they took away the ranking system.

Although you can't see my gear you can see what my UI looked like. Shadow was a lot simpler back then.

Looks like I mainly used Titan Panel, Decursive and Recount as my main AddOns of choice. Cool and I still shared the same Guild name even though it was on a different server. This was our break from our regular server, 2P’ing a lot of the content once we hit max level, as well as a lot of PVP.

The day I reached the Rank of Lieutenant Commander in my full PVP set - 21 November, 2006

It was a pain in the butt doing enough PVP every week to progress through the ranks. In fact, towards the end I was getting really burnt out from the honour grind. It didn’t help that the time I did my matches we lost so many, but I guess that’s what you get for PVP’ing on a US server.

Çymre & Çoolidge before our name changes - 13 May, 2007

I wrote about this picture in a fond memory post for Saz’s screenshot challenge. It was a sad day when Cool and I had to change our names due to a naming rule. Looks like I was just wearing quest items but the most memorable thing to me is the mount. There weren’t really any Blood Elves on the the Undead racials at that time.

During a PUG for TotC, 2009

Still on Khadgar, playing as Disc, adding Healbot and Skada to my repertoire of AddOns. I love how whispers from a random person can make your day :)

After our first Lich King kill - September 2010

After moving to Dath’remar, I remember buying the gown first as I just loved the look of it. Coolidge didn’t mind either :P

Tier 11, 2011 with championship belt

Part Tier 13, part mix 'n match - 2012

So what’s changed?

The main things are the race change – even though we levelled from 0 to 70 and of course the name. I’ve also experimented with new hairstyles quite a bit, as you can see above. But one of the best changes are from transmog, although soon I’ll be reverting back to my Tier 13.

Loch Modan Rares

The most noticeable change in Loch Modan would have to be the effects of the Stonewrought Dam bursting during the Shattering. This has resulted in a lot of environmental changes. I always thought of the Loch as a small questing zone but now there’s a whopping fifteen rares in the area; in addition to the Modan Monster (15 Elite). Quite a lot of them I’ve seen over the years but it was nice to actually see them all in one day. We missed six of these on the first pass through the area, checking back later that night. This would account for the difference in colours for the levels of the mobs.

I’m proud to say we successfully killed them all – even the red ones.

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